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FAAST Blast — GA Award Winners Announced, NTSB Alert on Stabilized Approaches, ADS-B Light Notice Number: NOTC8407
FAAST Blast — Week of April 08, 2019 – April 14, 2019 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
National GA Award Winners Announced
For more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards Program has recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and flight safety for their important contributions to the aviation community. Recipients of the 2019 National General Aviation Awards are: Gary Dale Reeves of Decatur, Texas – 2019 Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year; Jon David Monti of Gardnerville, Nevada – Aviation Technician of the Year; and Karen Ann Kalishek of De Pere, Wisconsin.
This awards program is a partnership and a cooperative effort between the FAA and more than a dozen sponsoring organizations from the aviation industry. The FAA will present individual awards to each National Honoree in July during EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and their names will be added to the large perpetual plaque located in the lobby of the EAA AirVenture Museum. For more information on the winners, as well as how to nominate an outstanding airman in your area, go to http://www.generalaviationawards.com.
NTSB Issues Safety Alert on Stabilized Approaches
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released Aviation Safety Alert 077, “Stabilized Approaches Lead to Safe Landings.” The notice emphasizes that “failing to establish and maintain a stabilized approach, or continuing an unstabilized approach, could lead to landing too fast or too far down the runway, potentially resulting in a runway excursion, loss of control, or collision with terrain.”
Safety Alert 077 cites several aviation accident reports where failure to maintain a stabilized approach contributed to the outcome. The Alert also provides pilots with helpful tips on how to maintain a stabilized approach, as well as several resources that can provide you with more detailed information. Go to https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA-077.pdf to view the Alert.
If you own a light-sport or experimental aircraft, you have the option to use uncertified ADS-B Out equipment if you want to fly in ADS-B rule airspace in 2020. But there are some important details you’ll need to consider. Take a closer look by reading the article “ADS-B Light” at http://bit.ly/adsblight. You can read this and more ADS-B related articles in our Jan/Feb 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.
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